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Fashion Fringe Final Three: Vita Gottlieb

Fashion Fringe September 18, 2012

It's the last day of London Fashion Week and the final show is Fashion Fringe. As official sponsors, we were lucky enough to take a look behind the scenes of the Fashion Fringe final three's creative space. We also asked them a few personal questions about their inspirations and how they are finding the design process. Here we talked to textile designer Vita Gottlieb and look forward to seeing her designs in full at this evenings show!

Describe your signature style?
Bold use of colour and print, pleating and texture.

What inspires you?
I'm inspired by decadence, East meets West and early 20th century. I don't have a particular muse, just characters in a play. I love the cinematic feel of fabrics that have texture and colour that come alive. i like my designs to have a feminine feel - with soft and floaty silhouettes. Nature is also a massive influence, art galleries, the streets I love the mood and atmosphere and people watching. Dover Street market is fab and I love to browse Liberty too.

What is your favouite outfit?
A silk dress - I love the fabric. But I also love necklaces, in particular big and chunky ones. I also love oversize, statement earrings.

What is your favourite piece in your collection?
One of my favourite pieces is a hand pleated bolero probably because it took me about 56 hours to make!

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